Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?
I want to FIND a doula.
Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.
I want to BECOME a doula.
It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
We’re Here for You
DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.
Recommendations Regarding COVID-19
DONA International recognizes how incredibly challenging the COVID-19 pandemic is for doulas, DONA members, and parents who are expecting or have recently had a new baby. Visit our COVID-19 response page for our toolkit, a letter to hospital administrators and more.
DONA International offers in person and online on-demand webinars for continuing education for our doulas and birth professionals alike!
We are thrilled to bring our 2020 conference to the beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Visit our annual conference website and continuing education page to find a learning experience to enhance your doula skills (practice) or doula business.
Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk as we increase awareness about the benefits of doula support to families globally!
DONA International and our doulas have contributed to many articles including pieces by The New York Times, Essence magazine, The Washington Post, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
DONA International understands that COVID-19 is affecting the world in a unique way, and therefore we are providing information and support to our members and birth-workers globally in relation to COVID-19 as it relates to our work. Doulas are an important part of the...read more
DONA International has exciting plans for the DONA International Leadership Summit in Houston, TX, USA, and you are invited. The first thing you should do is hold the dates October 3-5, 2019 on your calendar so that you know you are free to attend. Then read below for...read more
It’s been often said that we don’t know what we don’t know. That statement rings true during the postpartum period and most especially during those first six weeks if you are a new parent. There’s a new book on the scene which seeks to bring to light many of the...read more
By Eleni Tsigas, Chief Executive Officer, Preeclampsia Foundation May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. Preeclampsia is one of the three largest causes of maternal mortality in the USA and around the world. Postpartum doulas are in a unique position to encourage...read more